There are only a few slots left in Wisconsin’s 2015 class. Who is likely to fill up their class? Let’s fire up the commitment calculator to find out. The scale is 1-star to 5-stars, with 5-stars being most likely to commit to Wisconsin.
CB Rashard Causey: – Causey has been committed to Florida Atlantic since the summer, a commitment few believe he’s going to stick with. A Semper FI All-American and a very talented prospect in Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas’ defense, Causey took an official visit to Wisconsin in September and is looking at possible visits to Georgia, Kentucky, Rutgers and Tennessee. UW receivers coach Chris Beatty has stayed in contact throughout the process
LB Anthony McKee: - Planning to commit at the end of December, McKee has a top five of Michigan State, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Kentucky and Wisconsin. With all the coaching turnover on those staffs, McKee remains uncommitted. Despite reports saying he has already set up his official visit to Wisconsin, McKee told our Brice Marich last night that he hasn’t set up his visit yet to UW because he hasn’t been able to get in touch with the coaching staff. Even so, considering McKee was high on both Pittsburgh AND Wisconsin, the Badgers are likely in a good spot to get him on campus. A former high school teammate of Rob Wheelwright, McKee could be a solid get for UW, especially with the uncertainty surrounding some other linebacker commits in UW’s 2015 class.
WR Chris Barr: - Currently committed to Utah, Barr visited Wisconsin in November – his first official visit – and left giving rave reviews of the campus. The Utes were scheduled to get an official visit Jan.16, but he has since switched that visit for one to South Florida. Saying he’s open to everybody, Barr said Louisville, Oregon State, UCF and the Utes could all receiver a visit before signing day. UW has been very active in recruiting Barr and will likely continue to do so, especially with the uncertainty on the Utah coaching staff.
DT Kraig Howe: - Howe is currently committed to Pittsburgh, but he’ll soon have a lot of ties to Wisconsin. Recruited by Joe Rudolph, who also recruited Chris Borland out of the same high school, Howe is planning on taking officials to UW and Pitt following the dead period. He’s going to Pitt Jan. 17-18 and UW Jan. 24-25.
WR Gary Jennings: - Arguably the top receiver (maybe offensive player) left on Wisconsin’s recruiting board, Jennings’ recruitment appears to be down to a Wisconsin-Notre Dame battle. The thing holding back the Irish in Jennings’ mind is Notre Dame likes him at safety, not what he wants to be at college. West Virginia and Virginia are also in the mix. Jennings said he had a solid visit to Wisconsin on October, impressed with the school’s facilities and atmosphere. He also has a solid relationship with Beatty, who has continued to message Jennings throughout the entire coaching upheaval. Still very interested in Wisconsin, the Badgers have a good chance at Jennings if Beatty stays on staff.